Fun Valentine's Day Ideas for Parents and Families in Sydney

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Valentine’s Day can be an exhausting day for parents trying to figure out how to spend a perfect day that will also keep the kids happy. We’ve come up with some quirky, easy and fun ideas for Valentines’s Day that will satisfy everyone.

And... if you have a babysitter on hand then we’ve got some unique experiences that will ensure this year’s Valentine’s Day is different from the rest. Date nights may only come around once a year, so make this one count! Who says romance is dead? 

Valentine’s Picnic

Picnics are always a great way to spend the day, and the kids can run around while you get a few minutes of relaxation in one of Sydney’s stunning parks. Here's a list of the best parks across Sydney’s suburbs that are the perfect inspiration for a Valentine’s Day Picnic.

Family Valentine's Movie Night

Cinderella Movie Valentines Day

If you’re in the mood to relax and lounge around the house with a nice cuppa, then we’ve got a list of movies that the kids can watch with you! Grab some popcorn and a bag of Party Mix, and try one of these family favourites:
Cinderella (or any of the live-action Disney films)
Sound of Music
The Greatest Showman
The Princess Bride
Gnomeo and Juliet
The Lorax

Valentines Day Crafts and Cakes

Get crafty!  Crack open up some paint and have some messy fun making Valentine cards with red hearts, do hand butterflies or finger decorations. Kids can trace their hand, cut it out and write a simple I love you. Otherwise, you can dust off the cookbook and make some delicious meals and sweets. Try heart-shaped cakes, cookies or cupcakes with heart decorations, heart pancakes or cut out fruit with cookie cutters to get healthy heart-shaped morsels!

Treat The Kids To A Special High Tea

Do something ultra sweet with the kids this year, and there's nothing more special than a delicious afternoon tea at a hotel. There are so many high tea options in Sydney for kids, check out our list.

The Langham, Sydney is also doing something unique to spread the love this year. This Valentine’s Day, Kitchens on Kent launches its ‘A Little Cup of Hope Afternoon Tea’ in support of the work of national charity, Pink Hope. With every beautifully crafted pink-themed high tea served, $5 will be donated towards the incredible work of Australia’s leading preventative health hub, providing information, education and support to families at an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The Little Cup of Hope afternoon tea provides a magical experience for guests to enjoy handcrafted sweets by pastry chef Prashanth Krishnan. Each dessert item has been created with a touch of pink, from champagne and ruby chocolate truffles through to strawberry yoghurt macarons.

Valentine’s Day Without The Kids

If you have had the babysitter booked since 15th February 2019 then try one of these romantic ideas!

Outdoor Cinemas

Moonlight Cinema Valentines Day

If you have a babysitter, then check out what's on at some of the Best Outdoor Cinemas in Sydney:
Ghost 30th Anniversary will be playing at Centennial Park’s Moonlight Cinema
Magic Mike is playing at the American Express Open Air Cinema in Bondi (with topless male waiters!)
Little Women is showing at Westpac Open Air Cinema at Mrs Maquaries Point

Swissôtel Sydney

Swissotel Sydney Valentines Day

The luxurious five-star Swissôtel Sydney is hosting two special Valentine’s Day experiences with a decadent dinner at Jpb restaurant with complimentary sparkling on arrival, followed by a celebratory dessert platter and Valentine’s Day cocktails at Crossroads Bar, featuring a decadent, quintessentially-Swiss fondue.

The Grounds

The Grounds Valentines Day

Of course, this place has transformed into a real-life love story! The Grounds of Alexandria is hosting exclusive Valentine’s Day dinners. Iridescent Love in The Grounds Garden will include interactive food installations and a dessert laneway adorned with shimmering lights, and The Potting Shed will feature a three-course experience for a cosy, romantic night under the fairy lights. 

Mov'in Bed

Get ready to snuggle under your blanket with your loved one for a date night you won’t forget.14th February means the most romantic film ever - The Notebook - will be on the big screen at Mov'in Bed. There is food and a licensed bar with a delicious range of snacks, meals, wine, beers and soft drinks. The Valentine’s Day Special includes two glasses of sparkling and a red rose with a Couple Bed ticket.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Valentine’s Day Experience

Few things are cuter than koalas and kangaroos, they make anyone feel happy. This makes them the perfect dinner companions while you sip a glass of bubbly.  Paint your way into Valentine’s Day at Wild Life Sydney Zoo with exclusive after-hours access for the Kangaroo Walk-About experience and a glass of champagne. After your tour, get arty at a couple’s paint and sip class as the sun sets on Koala Rooftop, and relax over a dinner of gourmet grazing platters, canapes and tapas and bottomless drinks.

Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium Valentine’s Day Dinner

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Dine among the fishes! Surrounded by the serene beauty of the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit, spend your Valentine’s Day exploring the Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium with exclusive after-hours access, canapés and drinks on arrival at the Day & Night on the Reef Zone exhibition, and an intimate 3-course dinner and drinks package. There are six immersive locations to choose from for a unique and romantic night of underwater enchantment.

Shoot Cupid’s Arrow

Archery Centre Valentines Day

Do something different and sign up for these archery classes as a couple at The Archery Centre at Sydney Olympic Park. Discover the secret to shooting a bow and arrow in this one-hour lessons, designed to give you the skills to shoot with confidence in a fun and social atmosphere. There are lots of other activities for active couples at the park, including bike riding, trapeze, tennis, wetland walks and more!

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